ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F18.90

Inhalant use, unspecified, uncomplicated

Diagnosis Code F18.90

ICD-10: F18.90
Short Description: Inhalant use, unspecified, uncomplicated
Long Description: Inhalant use, unspecified, uncomplicated
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F18.90

Valid for Submission
The code F18.90 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (F10-F19)
      • Inhalant related disorders (F18)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code F18.90 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 894 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE, LEFT AMA
  • 895 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITH REHABILITATION THERAPY
  • 896 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITH MCC
  • 897 - ALCOHOL, DRUG ABUSE OR DEPENDENCE WITHOUT REHABILITATION THERAPY WITHOUT MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 305.90 - Drug abuse NEC-unspec (Approximate Flag)

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code F18.90 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Inhalants

Also called: Huffing

If you're a parent, you may fear that your kids will use drugs such as marijuana or LSD. But you may not realize the dangers of substances in your own home. Household products such as glues, hair sprays, paints and lighter fluid can be drugs for kids in search of a quick high. Many young people inhale vapors from these, not knowing that it can cause serious health problems.

Both parents and kids need to know the dangers. Even inhaling once can disrupt heart rhythms and lower oxygen levels. Either of these can cause death. Regular abuse can result in serious harm to the brain, heart, kidneys, and liver.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

  • Inhalants - NIH (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • Substance use -- inhalants (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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